When traveling with Lindblad you expect to be around the elite, the cultured, the wealthy, the social royalty and that was definitely the majority of my fellow passengers. And then there was Joel. Joel Levinson, or Happy Joel, to be more specific. Joel wins contests for a living. I’ll repeat….Joel wins contests for a living.
He won a contest to be on the National Geographic Endeavour with us to South Georgia and also won a trip to see the Polar Bears in the Arctic. He’s won over $200,000 this year alone and other little things like cars. Joel is my hero of 2008! The dude is funny as hell to boot.
While we were on South Georgia he received word that the New York Times wrote about his crazy profession. I think we had most breakfasts together and he’d come to the table with another crazy thing like: “I got an email from another late night show – they want me to come on next week. But I’m holding out for Conan O’Brien.” I guess he eventually caved and settled for that second-rate guy Jay Leno:
Here is the Doritos video he did while we were at Fortuna Bay.
Yes – we were all laughing at him for running around with a complete Penguin suit! Visit HappyJoel.com for more stuff.